AHRI Supports Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act
Arlington, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today offered its support for the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, introduced today by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).
"This bill would implement several energy efficiency measures across the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors," said AHRI Vice President of Government Relations Samantha Slater. "Initiatives outlined in the legislation would enable our member companies to leverage private capital, provide long-term market certainty, spur economic growth, and create jobs."
In its letter of support, AHRI noted that energy efficiency measures are the quickest, cheapest, and cleanest way to tackle growing energy demand. Energy efficiency offers real solutions to deal with the short- and long-term economic and environmental problems associated with rising energy use while saving money, lessening dependence on imported energy sources, reducing pollution, and improving our nation's global competitiveness.